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New report published: Investments in Climate Friendly Materials to Strengthen the Recovery Package

Supporting investments in climate friendly production and recycling of materials as part of the European and national Covid-19 recovery packages can both achieve the short term objective of effective recovery spending for boosting the economy and creating jobs as well as deliver climate and long-term economic benefits. In order to realize the full economic and climate benefits of investment support, ...

25.06.2020| Olga Chiappinelli

DG Competition of the European Commission publishes several studies evaluating State aid rules provided by a consortium with the participation of the DIW Berlin

On 2 June 2020 DG Competition of the European Commission published several support studies on the retrospective evaluation of State aid rules. This “Fitness check” will serve as a basis for future Commission’s decisions about whether to further prolong or update the rules expiring in 2020. The consortium of DIW Berlin, Lear, Sheppard Mullin and UEA Consulting under the leadership ...

18.06.2020| Tomaso Duso

Sponsorship for PhD student at the Graduate Center

We congratulate Nils Handler, PhD student in the GC class of 2019, for the award. From October 2020, the Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft will finance his PhD.

10.06.2020| Nils Handler

Virtual Digital Economy Seminar (VIDE) co-organized by DIW research associate Hannes Ullrich

The Virtual Digital Economy Seminar (VIDE) features current research projects by prominent researchers worldwide via video conference. Hannes Ullrich from the Firms and Markets Department is among the co-​organizers of this open online international and inter-​institutional seminar on the digital economy.All seminars are on Thursdays at 8:00am Los Angeles - 11:00am New York - 4:00pm London - 5:00pm ...

28.05.2020| Hannes Ullrich
Personnel news

Tomaso Duso appointed to EU Commission’s advisory group

European Commission’s Executive Vice President Margrethe Vestager has approved Tomaso Duso’s appointment as member of the Economic Advisory Group on Competition Policy (EAGCP) at the European Commission's Directorate General for Competition. The three years mandate starts on June 2020. The EAGCP creates a discussion forum on competition policy matters between academics who have a ...

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A Green New Deal after Corona: What We Can Learn from the Financial Crisis

Already after the financial crisis in 2008/2009 there was a debate on whether elements aiming at sustainable development can be part of the stimulus packages and support the recovery of the economy. Despite the instinct of policy makers to prioritise battle-tested policies during a crisis, significant levels and different types of climate-friendly components were integrated in the 2009 stimulus...

11.05.2020| Jörn C. Richstein, Olga Chiappinelli, Marius Clemens, Mats Kröger, Nils May, Karsten Neuhoff, Xi Sun

Marica Valente selected to attend the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings

Marica Valente, Ph.D. Student in the Energy, Transportation, Environment Department, has been invited to the 7th Lindau Meeting on Economic Sciences. The Nobel Laureate Meeting has chosen 373 young economists from 60 countries to join the conference. Due to the SARS-CoV-pandemie the meeting will be online. The actual meeting will take place in 2021. We congratulate Marica on this honor.

06.05.2020| Marica Valente

Stay up to date: The next SOEPnewsletter is online

The first Corona edition (SOEPnewsletter April 2020) with links to result of the Leibniz evaluation of the SOEP at DIW Berlin, results of the 2019 SOEP User Survey, data news (SOEP-IS, SOEP-Core and LIS/LWS), SOEP staff news and some more


Journal article just published: Less gendered family roles lead to greater parental life satisfaction

According to a study based on SOEP data, thanks to the increasing freedom to choose between parenthood and gainful employment and to organize childcare individually, mothers and fathers today are more satisfied with their lives than parents 20 or 30 years ago. The study was conducted by a research group led by Swiss sociologist Klaus Preisner.   Preisner, Klaus, Franz Neuberger, Ariane Bertogg, ...


SOEP Rated “Excellent” in 2019 Leibniz Evaluation

The Leibniz Association Senate awarded the Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at DIW Berlin the rating of “excellent” for overall performance in its 2019 evaluation. The recently released evaluation report describes the SOEP as an outstanding research data infrastructure that has achieved the highest levels of recognition worldwide. It goes on to say that the SOEP’s exceptionally well prepared ...

29.04.2020| Monika Wimmer

New SOEP Research Project: What Are the Social Consequences of the Corona Pandemic?

What are the economic and social consequences of the corona pandemic for people in Germany, now and in the future? SOEP researchers are exploring this question together with researchers from the University of Bielefeld, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Charité Berlin, and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB Berlin) as part of the research project “Socio-Economic Factors in and Consequences ...

29.04.2020| Stefan Liebig
Personnel news

Staff and community news April 2020

Michael Krämer has been working as a research assistant at the SOEP since November 1, 2019, on the DFG-funded project, “Personality and social relationship dynamics: Short- and medium-term processes in daily life (DIPS),” with David Richter. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master of Science in Clinical and Health Psychology, both from Freie Universität Berlin. ...

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ECB and Fed monetary policy measures against the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic have little effect

To cushion the economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic, central banks have taken far-reaching monetary policy measures. The US Federal Reserve has lowered its interest rates and, like the European Central Bank, has expanded its bond purchase programs. However, it is questionable whether these measures are having the desired effect of calming the markets and supporting the real economy. It is...

27.04.2020| Kerstin Bernoth, Geraldine Dany-Knedlik, Anna Gibert

SOEP-IS Release 2017 available

The SOEP-IS Release 2018 provides household data from 1998 to bis 2018 and the data from the innovative modules 2011 to 2017. We will be happy to receive your order. Please use our online form. More information on data access, sample development, innovative modules and the data files included you will find here.

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Melanie Koch has successfully defended her dissertation

Melanie Koch, Research Associate in the International Economics Department and GC Class of 2015, has successfully defended her dissertation at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. The dissertation with the title "Non-Standard Preferences and Beliefs in Financial Decision Making" was supervised by Prof. Dr. Lukas Menkhoff (DIW Berlin) and Prof. Dr. Georg Weizsäcker (HU). We ...

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Joint Economic Forecast: Economy in Shock – Fiscal Policy to Counteract

The coronavirus pandemic is triggering a severe recession in Germany. Economic output will shrink by 4.2 percent this year. This is what the leading economics research institutes expect in their spring report. For next year, they are forecasting a recovery and growth of 5.8 percent. Gross domestic product is likely to have shrunk by 1.9 percent in the first quarter of 2020 alone. In the second quarter, ...

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Housing Policies Worldwide during Coronavirus Crisis: Challenges and Solutions

The coronavirus pandemic, which began in December 2019 and is currently spreading rapidly around the world, is having a noticeable impact on the economy and thus also on the real estate market. Since the measures to curb the spread are causing economic activities to decline massively, small and medium-sized companies in the service, hospitality, and transport sectors in particular, but the self...

06.04.2020| Konstantin A. Kholodilin
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

COVID-19 economic crisis: Europe needs more than one instrument

There are now several proposals for complementing the vigorous decision of the ECB to launch a mega ‘pandemic emergency purchase programme’ with fiscal and financial initiatives at the European level. These proposals sometimes overlap, which is a good sign of convergence. This column argues that they are also largely complementary to one another. Hence, it calls for a multi-instrument approach ...

06.04.2020| Marcel Fratzscher

Vierteljahrsheft 1/2020: Debt – Blessing or Curse?

Since the 1980s, especially in the new millenium, the issue of debt is increasingly the focus of political debates, as an analysis of parliamentary speeches since 1949 shows. More than ten years after the outbreak of the great financial crisis and almost ten years since the beginning of the European sovereignty debt crisis, there are not just questions about the opportunities and risks of debt but ...

25.03.2020| Dorothea Schäfer
Blog Marcel Fratzscher

A proposal for a Covid Credit Line

It is in the interest of every EU member state that countries in the Union hit by the coronavirus are able to take the necessary measures to control the pandemic and deal with the economic consequences without being constrained, and to do so very quickly. This column proposes a Covid credit line in the European Stability Mechanism, with allocation across member states proportionate to the severity ...

23.03.2020| Marcel Fratzscher
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